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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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Is there any reason that a chevy is more desireable then a dodge?

Both are Kingpin axles.

the only real difference I see is the dodge has 2.5" wide spring perches and the chevy is 3" wide.

Am I missing something?
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Old November 27th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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um the 87 up dodge and chevy ones are the same axle from what i was told.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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external hubs equal piece of crap and costly to upgrade i got hosed when i bought my first 60 it was a chevy bom number but some put dodge outers on it.
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external hubs equal piece of crap and costly to upgrade i got hosed when i bought my first 60 it was a chevy bom number but some put dodge outers on it.
I forgot about that, but can they really be that bad? I mean I am not building a comp buggy.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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but what if he could buy the whole truck part it out and basicly get the axles for a couple hundred??? worth it or not?
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Old November 28th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #7
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If it's under a dodge make sure it's not a (61) I don't know about the chevy's but 61's are common under the dodge's.
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but what if he could buy the whole truck part it out and basicly get the axles for a couple hundred??? worth it or not?
Talking older style kingpin axles. Not a newer unit bearing disconnect axle.
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If it's under a dodge make sure it's not a (61) I don't know about the chevy's but 61's are common under the dodge's.
Yes, that is something to look out for with the dodges, but simply getting the build number before purchase will take care of that.

Other then the added cost to switch to 35 spline axles over the cost of switching the chevy to 35 spline I dont see any disadvantage, I willhave to look into the cost differences.
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which ever one you dont want pass the info on to me

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which ever one you dont want pass the info on to me

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i pm'd you the info on the one i had a line on.
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also, probably the biggest difference to a lot of people is the width. the dodge's are few inches narrower. i don't remember the exact width, but i think it is 2-3".
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i pm'd you the info on the one i had a line on.
Ill spend ~1/2 of what the truck would have cost and I also dont want to deal with the rest of the truck after the axle is gone.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #14
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yep i dont want to deal w it eather. chevy is the way to go.if i did not need drivers drop, i would have a chevy 60 in my jeep. the shafts do not neck down on the chevy they do on the ford. does the dodge neck down?
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Just go buy Mr. Green's axles.
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The 61 was ude from 89- 91.5 on automatic diesels with no overdrive or inner cooler. It'll have a 61 on the top pass side of the pic, if I remember right. Also the gear tag will say 3.07.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 07:01 AM   #17
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not sure if ya got my return pm on misfits, but one of hte axels we were disscussing had drive flanges, the other had lockouts. I know the external style lockouts a failure prone.

If it were me I'd take the one that has the drive flanges on it, run it till ya can convert it over to internal style hubs. For what ya'd be getting the axel for you could convert it over and still be under 1000.
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